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Man killed in Duxbury construction accident identified as Carver resident

DUXBURY — Authorities have identified the 28-year-old construction worker who died Saturday when a circular saw he was using to cut an underground water line in Duxbury kicked back and sliced him in the neck.

Jason Sanderson, 28, of Carver, was down in a hole cutting a water pipe with a circular chop saw at 907 Tremont St. when the fatal injury occurred around 2 p.m. Saturday, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office.

Investigators believe the chop saw “became bound” and jolted back at him, making contact with his neck, the district attorney’s office said in a statement.

Sanderson was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth, where he later died, the district attorney’s office said.

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Another worker was in the hole with Sanderson at the time, according to the statement.

Authorities did not provide the name of the company for which Sanderson was working. The district attorney’s office said foul play is not suspected.

On Sunday morning, pipes and other construction materials lay on the ground at the semi-developed Tremont Street lot.

Neighbors said two houses were being built on the lot, and the accident happened while workers were laboring closer to the road.

A woman, who identified herself as Sanderson’s sister, in a Facebook post wrote: “He had the day off and only was helping to make an extra 200$ for his family.”


Nicole Fleming can be reached at nicole.fleming@globe.com. Amanda Burke can be reached atamanda.burke@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @charlie_acb.